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Mirror Kingdoms: The Best Of Peter S. Beagle (book review).

December 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mirror Kingdoms: The Best Of Peter S. Beagle (book review).

I requested this book because I’ve come across the stories of Peter S. Beagle now and again in my magazine and anthology reviews and always liked them. A bit of research reveals that he is much lauded and awarded in the genre and rightly so, but I didn’t know that. Pleasing to find your own […]

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Combat Aircraft 76: Lockheed SR-71 Operations In The Far East by Paul F. Crickmore (book review).

December 21, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Combat Aircraft 76: Lockheed SR-71 Operations In The Far East by Paul F. Crickmore (book review).

I did wonder when I started this book, ‘Combat Aircraft 76: Lockheed SR-71 Operations In The Far East’ by Paul F. Crickmore, as to what would it cover about the famous stealth surveillance Mach 3.1 Blackbird, also called the Habu, nicknamed after a dark poisonous put viper, by its pilots. The SR-71 was the replacement […]

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Mood: The Key To Understanding Ourselves And Others by Patrick M. Burke (book review).

December 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mood: The Key To Understanding Ourselves And Others by Patrick M. Burke (book review).

Patrick M. Burke’s book ‘Mood: The Key To Understanding Ourselves And Others’ looks at what makes us depressed or happy, not to mention the multitude of emotions in between. Much of your moods depends on the release of hormones which no doubt explains the variety of drugs that can be used to bring you down […]

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Transcendence… first trailer for scifi movie (A.I. goes Skynet).

December 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Transcendence… first trailer for scifi movie (A.I. goes Skynet).

Here’s the first trailer for science fiction film Transcendence in which Johnny Depp is a dying A.I. scientist who gets uploaded into a super-computer. Does he make everyone a nice cup of tea? No, fruitcake, he becomes a singularity-style God and takes over the world!

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UFO Investigations Manual by Nigel Watson (book review).

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
UFO Investigations Manual by Nigel Watson (book review).

In more recent years, I’ve tended to become a lot more ambivalent when it comes to UFO sightings. Going back through history, although this book starts in 1892, Man has always seen odd things in the skies. Once they were thought to be gods and monsters, then airships and, from the 1930s on, alien spacecraft. […]

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Sanguivorous (2011) (DVD review).

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sanguivorous (2011) (DVD review).

Black and white? Maybe not! There are splashes of evil red splurged about with abandon. Many of the shots are out of focus, deliberately so as if seen from a drug-induced coma and the sounds are jarring to the point of being irritating. Okay, it’s not a pleasant movie to watch. By the time you’ve […]

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Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas (2011) (DVD review).

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas (2011) (DVD review).

As everyone knows, Christmas can be a bit of a horror story, especially when shopping malls come into the picture with their endless sequences of Santa Claus, reindeers and the elves intermingled with zombie-like people who have eyes focused somewhere else plus the moronic constant mind-boggling inane music. Need I go on? It doesn’t get […]

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Allegiance (A River Of Souls Novel book 3) by Beth Bernobich (book review).

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Allegiance (A River Of Souls Novel book 3) by Beth Bernobich (book review).

As this is the final volume in the ‘River Of Souls’ trilogy, spoilers for the first two books are unavoidable. With that warning: King Leos is dead (permanently, one hopes) and the jewels have been reunited. Valara Baussay is bound for Morennioù, Raul Kosenmark is off to serve the king and Ilse Zhalina is caught […]

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Night Pilgrims (A Novel Of The Count Saint-Germain book 26) by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (book review).

December 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Night Pilgrims (A Novel Of The Count Saint-Germain book 26) by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (book review).

A journey is intrinsically boring. Even those which encompass high degrees discomfort and peril can still be extremely tedious. There are only so many ways of describing preparing to march, the hike and camping for the night and when a journey continues for several months, freshness quickly runs out. That doesn’t stop some authors giving […]

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Space Shuttle Launch System: 1972-2004 by Mark Lardas and illustrated by Ian Palmer (book review).

December 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Space Shuttle Launch System: 1972-2004 by Mark Lardas and illustrated by Ian Palmer (book review).

For such a small book, ‘Space Shuttle Launch System: 1972-2004’ packs a lot into such a small number of pages, providing both a history and the designs of the space shuttle. It’s interesting seeing how much the USAF contributed to the work on the shuttle, seeing as they wanted to use it as a platform […]

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